Basic question: Pointer to normal var?

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On 06/04/2008 at 07:59, xxxxxxxx wrote:

User Information:
Cinema 4D Version:   10.111 
Platform:   Windows  ; Mac  ;  Mac OSX  ; 
Language(s) :     C++  ;

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A simplified example: I want to output the current date in the C4D console. How do I do that?

I tried with the following code:

>           LONG Year; \>           LONG Month; \>           LONG Day; \>           GeGetSysTime(&Year;, &Month;, &Day;, NULL, NULL, NULL); \>           GePrint("Date: " + LongToString(Day) + "." + LongToString(Month) + "." + LongToString(Year)); \>

But it makes Cinema crash immediately.

Thanks in advance 🙂

Greetings,
Jack

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On 06/04/2008 at 08:19, xxxxxxxx wrote:

OK OK, forget about it. I just mustn't use NULL...

Work fine now:

>           LONG Year; \>           LONG Month; \>           LONG Day; \>           LONG Hour; \>           LONG Minute; \>           LONG Second; \>           GeGetSysTime(&Year;, &Month;, &Day;, &Hour;, &Minute;, &Second;); \>           GePrint("Date: " + LongToString(Day) + "." + LongToString(Month) + "." + LongToString(Year));

Cheers,
Jack

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On 06/04/2008 at 08:31, xxxxxxxx wrote:

😉

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On 06/04/2008 at 08:51, xxxxxxxx wrote:

Btw. since Cinema 4D 10.5 you can do this in a more elegant way with the FormatTime() function.

> \> tagDateTime dt; \> DateTimeNow(dt); \> GePrint(FormatTime("%d.%m.%Y %H:%M:%S", dt)); \> \> // this outputs \> // 06.04.2008 17:47:25 \>

cheers,
Matthias

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On 08/04/2008 at 13:40, xxxxxxxx wrote:

Uuh, cool.

But the date & time thing was just an example. Anyway, very nice to know, thanks Matthias!

Also thanks to smiling RenatoT who gave me a slap on the forehead + the right tip to solve this 😉

Greetings,
Jack